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Regulatory hurdles not determining factor in death of Energy East project: experts

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 12:43 PM | By Ian Burns

Energy giant TransCanada has pulled the plug on its contentious Energy East pipeline, which would have brought crude from the Alberta oil sands to refineries in New Brunswick. But legal experts question the assertion that barriers put in place by the National Energy Board (NEB) and the federal government were the determining factor in the project’s demise.

Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary’s faculty of lawOn Oct. 5, TransCanada CEO Russ Girling released a statement that the company had informed the NEB that it would no longer...